Today, following the celebrations of Minecraft Live, Microsoft and Mojang have announced that Minecraft has passed a massive sales milestone.
According to a press release sent to TechRaptor, the game has now sold over 300 million copies, remaining one of the best-selling games of all time (for the sake of comparison, our latest number for Grand Theft Auto V is at over 185 million units).
We also got a comment from Helen Chiang, CVP of the Minecraft Franchise and Head of Mojang Studios, celebrating the achievement and teasing more content and experiences coming in the years ahead.
As we approach the 15th anniversary, Minecraft remains one of the best-selling games of all time, with over 300 million copies sold, a milestone no one could have dreamed of when we were all placing our first blocks. Our incredible community has built Minecraft into what it is today and what it will become in the future. We can't wait to share new Minecraft content and experiences in the years ahead.
In an infographic included in the press release, we get some more interesting numbers. Every day on average in Minecraft, 15 million skeletons are killed, 8.8 million pickaxes are crafted, 400,000 wolves are tamed, 915 km are traveled on pigback, 700,000 cakes are made, and 6.7 million diamonds are discovered.
This data is based on average activity between September and October 2023.
Earlier today, we got a lot of news about upcoming content for Minecraft, including the vanilla update 1.21, the winner of the annual mob vote the Star Wars: Path of the Jedi DLC, and the Planet Earth III DLC.
If you want to learn more about what's on the pipeline for Mojang's massively successful game, you can read all about it in our dedicated article recapping the new shared at Minecraft Live.